One of the best phrases in the English language: BARN. CONVERSION.  These are teasers of two different English barn conversions by McLaren.Excell (yes they certainly do) – on full show over at Est here and here. (You gotta see the exteriors!)

Colour palette to steal: soft grey, punches of black, then layer with accents of dirty peach and cinnamon.

Another very pretty palette. We’re going to try and ignore that too-small and off-centre art print…
Does anyone else feel like they just broke out in hives? Or like they need to sneeze? Just me?

Ok, so I love the idea of planting a wee (olive) tree in their nursery, and watching it grow alongside them.

I’ve always wanted a home with an (original) archway. Now, I want a home with a keyhole archway.

Ok, so the story behind this home above and below is very cool: it’s a 1941 Californian bungalow that Dee Tang and Des Sweeney affectionately call The Lady California, and they fell in love with it so hard that they put an offer on it and moved literally across Australia (Sydney to Fremantle) before they’d even applied for a home loan. Now, with new coats of fresh white from floor to ceiling, its their family home with daughter Rafa, and also houses a guest studio Airbnb (yes, you can stay here!) and Des’s art studio.

Adore this completely open kitchen unit

Such an inspiring family! To see much more of their home and lifestyle, follow them on Instagram here.
(Also, you can see more of the home and hear more of Dee and Des’ story over at the Real Living website.


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